Humans are causing animals and plants to go extinct 1,000 times FASTER than their natural rate, warn scientists

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  • Extinctions occur naturally, but the current rate is unusually high  
  • The last male white rhino died this year, almost inevitably dooming the species
  • Hundreds of other, lesser-known species are also dying out with far less fanfar   
  • Scientists believe more attention should be paid to preserving these animals
  • Dr David Redding and Dr Elizabeth Boakes, both from UCL, made the comments   

 

Read more here from DailyMail

World’s last male northern white rhino dies

RHINO STATISTICS – POACHED AND POPULATION FIGURES

The vanishing animals that future generations will never see

One of the world’s leading investigators into the illegal trade in ivory and rhino horn has been killed in Kenya.

Deforestation

Carl von Linné (1707-1778)

One or the Other

Mimicry

Cuckoo

 

 

 

2 comments

  1. tonytran2015 · July 11, 2018

    One of my grand mother was born in 1889 and live in a Vietnamese village near to present Vung Tau in Vietnam. She said that when she was young, around 1900, many times the whole village had to get together to kill stray rhinoceros which comes to the village to dig up cultivated shrubs and tubules.

    Villagers at that time considered rhinoceros as wild, destructive abundant pests (like wild pigs) and did not kill the animals just because of their horns. (At that time there were also many tigers in South Vietnam).

    Time has changed and there is no more rhinoceros left in Vietnam!

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    • vikinglifeblog · July 11, 2018

      Sad. Loss of habitat, deforestation, pollution etc. there are many reasons. We dont have much wildlife left in Denmark, maybe because Denmark is small and flat, with water around. One big topic, that got a lot of news time was a wolf that walked up from Germany about 10 years ago.
      I will make a post about wolves.

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